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Bhavani Devi wins gold in sabre event
CA Bhavani Devi has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland. In the final, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, said a press note here.
The Chennai woman had beaten another British fencer Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal. The release said Bhavani Devi became the first In dian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event.
She now trains at the Sports Authority of India centre at Thalassery . “This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarterfinals in previous years. Now I have won my first medal. It is also the first medal in world level competition as I have won medals in Asian and Commonwealth championships,“ Bhavani said .
Commonwealth Championship: gold for Bhavani
CA Bhavani Devi won the gold medal on Saturday in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing championship 2018 held in Canberra, Australia.
Bhavani Devi is the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Championship. She defeated England’s Emily Ruaux 15-12 in the final, according to information received here.
Earlier, the Chennai-born Bhavani Devi had put it across Catriona Thomson (Scotland) in the semi-final. Bhavani Devi earlier this year won a silver medal in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Championship in Iceland.
Last year, she becamethe first Indian fencer to win gold at the World Cup satellite tournament at Reykjavik. Bhavani had also reached the quarter-finals at the Asian fencing championships at Hong Kong.